(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. satellite; month; lunation. See universe.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. satellite, celestial body, heavenly body, planet, secondary planet, planetoid, crescent, New moon, halfmoon, full moon, old moon, orb of night*, Diana*, Luna*, Phoebe*, Cynthia*, moon goddess*, dry moon*, wet moon*, sailor's friend*; see also satellite 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
satellite, orb, planetoid, celestial body, sphere, *dustball, Luna, Selene, Diana. Magnificent desolation.''—Edwin Aldrin. ''A corpse upon the road of night.''—Robert Burton. A golden sickle reaping darkness down.''—James B. Hope. ''The passionless bright face.''—Dinah Craik.
crater: Alphonsus, Copernicus, Kepler, Plato, Tycho
descriptive: sickle, wan, albescent, sallow, sterile, stark, surrealistic
goddess: Luna, Selene, Diana, Phoebe, Astarte, Cynthis, Lucina, Hecate
halo around: nimbus
hole from meteorite impact: crater
horn of crescent: cusp
landing site, original: Sea of Tranquility
line or crack from meteorite impact: ray
line where light and dark meet: terminator
mares: (maria): Mare Imbrium, Mare Nubium, Oceanus Procellarum, Mare Tranquilititis (sea of tranquility)
mound: dome
mountains: Alps, Apennines, Caucasus, Doerfel, Leibnitz
narrow trench or valley: rill(e)
orbital point farthest from earth: apogee
orbital point nearest to earth: perigee
phases: new, crescent, quarter, gibbous, full
plain originally mistaken for sea: mare (maria)
reflected sunlight: albedo
seasonal: harvest, hunter’s
shadow: umbra
study of: selenology
waxing, waning
1. drop one's drawers *flash, *salute.
2. dream daydream, fantasize, *go off into one's own world.

English dictionary for students. 2013.


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